Coming up, two world-class swimming pools for Gurgaon
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Coming up, two world-class swimming pools for Gurgaon

In sync with the capital’s Talkatora stadium, Gurgaon will now have two international-standard pools, allowing it to host international events.

Coming up, two world-class swimming pools for Gurgaon

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has planned to set up with two world-class swimming pools in Gurgaon, along the lines of the one at Talkatora stadium.

The department has already decided on the venues — there will be one in Palam Vihar and the other one in New Gurgaon. “We want to organise international competitions in the city, which has many national swimming champions. I have already discussed the plan with the MCG commissioner, and construction work is expected to start soon,” said Gurgaon mayor Vimal Yadav.

At present, the city has two government-owned swimming pools — one in Sector 29 and the other in Sector 4.

Rita Nambiar, a resident of South City, said, “The city does have pools, but they are almost always overcrowded. A facility such as this will certainly benefit more serious swimmers.”

Digvijay, a class IX student and a state-level swimmer, says, “With world-class pools, I am sure we will also have great coaches. I am hoping that practising for international tournaments will become a lot easier.”

The mayor agrees, “We are planning to bring national and international coaches to Gurgaon, so the city's swimmers can be prepared well for competitions. Moreover, we will also organise international-level competitions in the city.”

However, the length of the pools will be restricted to 25 m, even though the international standard is 50 m, confirmed MCG commissioner TL Satya Prakash to City Spidey. The decision was taken keeping in mind the city’s persistent water crisis, he added. All the other standards and rules will be adhered to.